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So, I'm trying to figure out whereabouts I stand in terms of bands.

Trial Mark: 95/105
Paper One: Maybe ~40/45?
Paper Two: 57-60/60

So all up hopefully something around 95+/105. Do you guys think that's a band 5 or a band 6?
Most confident person I've seen lol
95/105 in trials could mean that your teachers just mark easy
Don't get too far ahead of yourself
 

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Most confident person I've seen lol
95/105 in trials could mean that your teachers just mark easy
Don't get too far ahead of yourself
I'm not trying to sound cocky or anything, but I know for a fact that the teachers who marked our trials are HSC markers and marked according to HSC standards. The only reason I'm that confident is that I ended up clearing the rest of the pack by a bit (~5 marks) and I felt like I was doing crappy in the exams, and ended up getting 36/45 + 59/60, but during the HSC I was feeling super confident because the questions fit well with what I knew. For both sections.

Either way, I was only asking whether or not a raw mark like that would get a band 6.
 

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I'm not trying to sound cocky or anything, but I know for a fact that the teachers who marked our trials are HSC markers and marked according to HSC standards. The only reason I'm that confident is that I ended up clearing the rest of the pack by a bit (~5 marks) and I felt like I was doing crappy in the exams, and ended up getting 36/45 + 59/60, but during the HSC I was feeling super confident because the questions fit well with what I knew. For both sections.

Either way, I was only asking whether or not a raw mark like that would get a band 6.
50/50 chance to be honest. Last year 86/105 went to 86% and aligning decreases as it reaches higher levels so idk if they'll align you down from your 90% to 89 or whether they'll give you the 90% aligned
 

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A 90% in standard doesn't necessarily mean b6 though does it? I read somewhere that they only gave .68% or something like that of the state a b6 last year, so is that just people not getting 90+% or is the threshold generally higher?
 

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I'm not trying to sound cocky or anything, but I know for a fact that the teachers who marked our trials are HSC markers and marked according to HSC standards. The only reason I'm that confident is that I ended up clearing the rest of the pack by a bit (~5 marks) and I felt like I was doing crappy in the exams, and ended up getting 36/45 + 59/60, but during the HSC I was feeling super confident because the questions fit well with what I knew. For both sections.

Either way, I was only asking whether or not a raw mark like that would get a band 6.
Sorry if I came off like I was attacking you, but I'm only going off what I've heard.
My teachers are HSC markers too and they said that they marked at a HSC level or maybe a bit above.
For my trials I received 41/45 + 56/60 and cleared the pack by 10 marks in total.
Just to be clear though, so I don't sound like I'm boasting, I felt a tiny bit uncertain that I could get 95+/105 in the HSC because I've heard that they mark harshly.
When I compare my teachers marking and the rumours of how hard the HSC is marked, it made me feel as if I'd gotten a tiny bit ahead of myself.
So, that being said, I can't be certain that an essay which got 20/20 in the trials will necessarily even crack a 19/20 for the HSC. Lets hope it does though.
Good luck
 

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Module 2 and 3 were easy, distinctive voices for module 1 was a tricky question at the time, but when i look back no it was pretty easy hahaha.

What i think i'll get:

Distinctive voices: 14/20- Pretty bad essay

Wilfred Owen: 17/20- One of the best essay's i've wrote on Wilfred Owen

Global Village: 15/20- Got some good concepts down but didn't really have time to talk about them in enough detail.

For my trials i got 16, 15, 13. They were marked externally by teachers from one of the schools that are in the top 10 in the state.
 

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Reading - 13/15
Creative - 14/15
Essay - 9/15 (bombed this hard lol - none of my texts fit properly :( )

Distinctive Voices - 16/20
Witness - 18/20
Into the World - 17/20

Total - 87/105
Aligned ~87?
 

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Reading - 13/15
Creative - 14/15
Essay - 9/15 (bombed this hard lol - none of my texts fit properly :( )

Distinctive Voices - 16/20
Witness - 18/20
Into the World - 17/20

Total - 87/105
Aligned ~87?
Yeah pretty much =/
 

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everything is bullshit about this subject luckily for us we're DONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe
 

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F*cked it all up. Questions were stupid. Distinctively visual question was rubbish and made no sense. Tafe here I come.
 

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The distintively visual question was kinda weird ayee.. but it was the wording that i found weird. I think it was about how the composers utilise distinctively visual to portray the characters experiences pretty much.. It was how they worded it out, fkd up a lot of ppl.
 

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Hopefully score band 5 and if I'm lucky to squeeze into band 6! Be the happiest person on earth :)
 

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quick question about mod A, were you allowed to use Martin luther King's 'I Have a dream' speech? since it was a prescribed?
 

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anyonelse's related not work well module c into the world?
 

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anyonelse's related not work well module c into the world?
yeh. mine did not work very well. I had done The Island by admin gredar. I only got to write about like 1-1.5 paragraphs on it. Didn't have enough time.
 

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